bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ LCRBM 2008. Hot chili? Are you kidding? Didn’t taste anything of it.. Roast and licorice in the aroma. Licorice, coffee and cardemom in the sweetish flavor. Apple syrup. Nothing special, though drinkable.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@LCRBM08. Very one dimensional coffee aroma. Black coloured, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, roasted, chocolate, malty, licorice but again mainly coffee. Flavorful, nice balance but not really special.
ricksivrea (11) - Ivrea, ITALY - OCT 11, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very good bier, strong, but not too hard to drink.
Great flavours of cocoa, coffee and smoke, perfect on a roast meat.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Alex. Very satisfactory ’Imperial Stout Light’, Black-deep red colour with stable, short head. Smooth, balanced beer with deep flavours of cocoa/coffee/liquorice/dark fruits/smoke/chocolate/nut/wood/tarmac (select any three of these, it was that sort of beer). This is the show pony of this brewery.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: bottle at GBBF thanks to the brewer.
This was actually 8.2% for what it’s worth. An almost black brown colour with a thin but well behaved tan head. Lovely roasted chocolate malt in the aroma with lots of red wine notes. The flavour is an excellent balance of alcohol and dark barrelly malt. Rich and warm and really pleasing all round.
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl very well designed bottle. Dark brown-black beer, with a frothy lasting light brownhead, medium sized bubbles. Strong and penetrating aroma, dominated by rasted malt and cocoa, alcohol only when the beer has time to warm a little bit. It matches very well with the strong roasty taste, with spicy hints and a warming alcohol coming out at the end but which coats the mouth for some minutes. Smooth anf full body. Well balanced.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - GBBF2008. A black beer with a frothy coffee coloured head. A rich, roasty aroma, with some oily smokiness, and nice hops. The taste is smooth, roasty and smoky. Fairly restrained as far as the roastiness is concerned. Pretty good.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@GBBF2008. Black colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is very strong roasted malts and alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same with some sweet notes of wood, dark dry fruits nad sour coffee. Warming alcohol.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate and warming alcohol in the end.
daniele (4502) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
scura schiuma media persistente al naso tenue tostato malto in bocca in vece ben tostata caffe cacao poi spezie e in fine un pulito piccante che quasi sgrassa la bocca